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Jun
22
Fri
Empirics in Europe of the unconditional basic income (UBI) @ Radboud University
Jun 22 @ 12:30 – 18:00

Farewell Seminar Dr Lei Delsen

‘Empirics in Europe of the unconditional basic income (UBI)’

Farewell Seminar “Empirics in Europe of the unconditional basic income (UBI)” of Lei Delsen, Associate Professor of Socio-Economic Policy at the Nijmegen School of Management of the Radboud University.

De vaksectie Economie en Bedrijfseconomie organiseert op vrijdag 22 juni 2018 van 12.30 tot 18.00 uur een afscheidsseminar ter ere van dr. Lei Delsen, die aankomende juni met pensioen gaat. Tijdens het seminar zullen diverse Nederlandse en internationale wetenschappers de resultaten van hun laboratoriumexperimenten, veldexperimenten en onderzoeksanalyses over het onvoorwaardelijk basisinkomen presenteren.

Seminar is in English

Program

  • 12.30 – 13.30 Welcome & lunch (Sportcafé)
  • 13.30 – 14.30 Plenairy session
    – ‘Preferences for UBI in Europe’, dr. Lei Delsen, Radboud Universiteit
    – ‘Is UBI feasible in the EU?’, prof. Mark Smith, Grenoble École de Management, Grenoble (Frankrijk)
  • 14.45 – 16.15 Presentation of empirical investigations in three parallel sessions:
    • Parallel session 1
      • ‘A laboratory experiment on the unconditional basic income’, prof. Toshiji Kawagoe, Future University Hakodate, Hakodate (Japan)
      • ‘More trust, less regulation – an experiment with social assistance in Nijmegen’, János Betkó, Gemeente Nijmegen
    • Parallel session 2
      • ‘UBI experiments in the social contract laboratory’, prof. Bernard Neumärker, University of Freiburg, Freiburg (Duitsland)
      • ‘Exploring benefits and challenges of implementing citizen’s basic income in Scotland’, prof. Mike Danson, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburg (Verenigd Koninkrijk)
    • Parallel session 3
      • ‘Effort and fairness under UBI: laboratory experiments’, dr. Lei Delsen, dr. Sascha Füllbrunn en dr. Jana Vyrastekova, Radboud Universiteit
      • ‘Routes to participation income in the Dutch welfare state: the Tilburg trust experiment’, prof. Ruud Muffels, Universiteit van Tilburg
  • 16.30 – 18.00 Drinks (Sportcafé)

To take part:
Go to: https://www.ru.nl/nsm/vm/farewell-seminar-dr-lei-delsen/?reload=true
until 15 june 2018.

Location
The Farewell seminar takes place on the Radboud Universiteit, Faculteit der Managementwetenschappen at the Elinor Ostrom building, located: Heyendaalseweg 141, 6525 AJ Nijmegen.

Dr. Lei Delsen
http://www.ru.nl/personen/delsen-l/

Jun
27
Wed
ETUC/ETUI conference: The World(s) of Work in Transition – Brussel (BE) @ Hotel Thon Europe
Jun 27 – Jun 29 all-day

The world is being transformed in ways that will profoundly challenge human society. Trade unions facing these new realities can play an important part in shaping this future. With this in mind a major conference organised by the ETUC and ETUI will bring together globally-renowned experts to debate some of the most pressing issues confronting workers, unions and governments.

The conference will address several megatrends impacting working life. First, the free movement of capital, services and people is altering the allocation of jobs throughout the European internal market. Second, climate change and the energy transition are making many occupations obsolete, while at the same time creating new ‘green’ jobs in emerging sectors and industries. Third, the demographic transition is changing the structure of the labour force and challenging social security systems. Finally, the digitalisation of the economy is set to disrupt the processes of production, employment and work conditions on an unprecedented scale.

So far, these transitions have been studied and reflected on independently from one another. As a result, conclusions about what the future holds, and the ensuing policy recommendations, vary according to the particular transition in question. What is now needed is for the different projections to be put together and analysed in tandem in order to fully understand the multiple and complex consequences for the world of work. Will all these changes create one new world of work, or many? How can trade unions engage with these developments and what strategies are there to cope with them? What should a new industrial policy look like in the sectors severely affected – such as energy, transport and construction? What skills will be needed and how can trade unions participate to ensure that workers are offered the required training and education?

These are some of the questions the 3rd ETUC/ETUI conference on the future of work will deal with. The overall format – plenaries and smaller panels – has proven very successful and will remain the same. However, added emphasis will be put on enriching the debate and provoking discussion through innovative sessions and greater opportunities for interaction.

If you are interested in attending the conference please send an email to conference@etui.org

Follow the conference via social media at #etuWOW18.

PROGRAMME:

  • Wednesday 27 June 2018
    • 11:00-13:00 Plenary A: Global transitions and world(s) of work
    • 14:00-15:30
      • Panel 1 – Inclusive growth: a new, successful agenda for collective bargaining?
      • Panel 2 – Working conditions in an ageing society
      • Panel 3 – Company mobility fueled by digitalization and Europeanisation: how can we shore up workers’ rights?
      • Panel 4 – Employment forecasts and the digital, green and demographic transitions
      • Panel 5 – The impact of the digital transformation on job quality
    • 16:00-16:30 Keynote speech by Valdis Dombrovskis, responsible for the Euro and Social Dialogue, European Commission
    • 16:30-18:00
      • Plenary B: When the rich and powerful pretend they do not need us.
  • Thursday 28 June 2018
    • 09:00-10:30
      • Plenary C: Labour market composition and demographic change: can migrants and new technologies offset population ageing?
      • Plenary D: Climate change and the transition to a green economy: what does it mean for jobs?
    • 11:00-12:30
      • Panel 6 – The role of worker’s participation in addressing the digitalisation-driven Europeanisation strategies of MNCs
      • Panel 7 – The link between job quality and innovation: virtuous or vicious circles?
      • Panel 8 – Working time reduction as a trade union strategy for a changing world of work
      • Panel 9 – Social protection beyond the basic income
      • Panel 10 – Industrial policy for the green and digital economies
    • 13:30-15:00
      • Plenary E: Digitalisation and the new economy: disrupting production networks while tackling climate change?
      • Plenary F: Globalisation and Europeanisation: European solutions for global problems?
    • 15:30-17:00
      • Panel 11 – Psychosocial risks: shifting the perspective towards positive values
      • Panel 12 – The impact of automation on working conditions, health and safety
      • Panel 13 – Jobs in a clean, future automobile industry
      • Panel 14 – Youth engagement and the future of work
      • Panel 15 – Interactive panel: Using visuals to foresee and learn about change
    • 17:15-17:45 Keynote speech by Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Trade
    • 17:45-19:00
      • Plenary G: A New Economic Approach: what are the shortcomings of the current economic model, and how to fix them?
  • Friday 29 June 2018
    • 09:00-10:30
      • Panel 16 – How to integrate the transition challenges in the national trade union research agenda?
      • Panel 17 – The rise of China as a technology superpower – what does this mean for European jobs?
      • Panel 18 – The four transitions: what skills do we need, and how do we provide them?
      • Panel 19 – The future of work: perspectives from the ILO
      • Panel 20 – Interactive panel: Discussing scenarios for 2030
    • 11:00-11:30
      • Young trade-unionists’ discussion on managing transitions
      • Visual Harvesting
    • 11:30-13:00
      • Plenary H: Social Dialogue: how can we create a common agenda for Social Europe?

 

Download programme: https://www.etui.org/content/download/34280/329137/file/rptAllactivities_bookletA4.pdf

Aug
23
Thu
Nordic UBI-day – Tampere (Finland)
Aug 23 @ 12:00 – 18:30

The Nordic day of the BIEN 2018 congress will be held in the afternoon of the 23rd of August in advance of the official opening of the congress. Everyone participating in the congress is invited to take part in this Nordic session, which will be held in English.

The main idea of the Nordic UBI Day session consists of the following thematic outlines:

A representative from each of the five Nordic countries will give a picture of the national situation in relation to the implementation of a basic income. Which are the concrete proposals that are on the political agenda? How large is the potential support for different ideas? How well does a BI fit the relatively universal Nordic welfare systems? What can we learn from the different experiences? There will be both separate presentations and a panel, during which the audience can ask questions and make comments.

Please register for the Nordic UBI Day HERE.


PROGRAM 
(preliminary, changes possible)

 

12.00 – 12.10 Opening of the Nordic UBI Day
Prof. emeritus Pertti Koistinen, chair of the BIEN 2018 Congress LOC
12.10 – 13.10 Part one: Basic Income (BI) discourses in Finland, and how could BI be applied to
enhance Nordic welfare
Part two: Ethics of UBI by the chair of BIEN Finland Pekka Elonheimo
Part three: Experiences of Finland’s UBI experiment by its participant
13.10 – 13.20 Comments, questions, answers on Finland’s share of the Nordic UBI Day
13.20 – 13.40 Denmark. BI-discourses in Denmark, and how could BI be applied to enhance
Nordic welfare
Martin B. Michaelsen, Board Member of BIEN Denmark
 
13.40 – 13.50 Comments, questions, answers on Denmark’s share of the Nordic UBI Day
13.50 – 14.10 Coffee break
14.10 – 14.30 Iceland. BI-discourses in Iceland, and how could BI be applied to enhance
Nordic welfare
Halldóra Mogensen, Member of Iceland’s Parliament and BIEN Iceland
 
14.30 – 14.40 Comments, questions, answers on Iceland’s share of the Nordic UBI Day
14.40 – 15.00 Norway. BI-discourses in Norway, and how could BI be applied to enhance
Nordic welfare
Øyvind Steensen, Spokesman of BIEN Norge
 
15.00 – 15.10 Comments, questions, answers on Norway’s share of the Nordic UBI Day
15.10 – 15.30 Break
15.30 – 15.50 Sweden. BI-discourses in Sweden, and how could BI be applied to enhance
Nordic welfare
Lena Stark, Founder of Swedish basic income party, Member of UBIE since 2014
15.50 – 16.00 Comments, questions, answers on Sweden’s share of the Nordic UBI Day
Comments on the previous speeches
16.00 – 16.30 Break
16.30 – 17.15 Speech of Rutger Bregman
17.15 – 17.45 Interview to promote Rutger Bregman‘s new book
17.45 – 18.30 Book selling and autographs in the lobby outside the auditorium

 

The representative speakers are asked to submit their abstracts, photos and biographical notes via this form

For further information, please contact Jan Otto Andersson (janderss@abo.fi) or Jouko Hemmi (jouko.hemmi@hotmail.fi), members of the local organising committee  of BIEN 2018 Congress.

Aug
28
Tue
Places for People: Liveable, Inclusive, and Liveable Regions – Cork, Ireland
Aug 28 – Aug 31 all-day

The congress theme is “Places for People: Liveable, Inclusive, and Liveable Regions”, ‘but the congress covers all fields in Regional Science. In addition to the general themes, a limited set of Special Sessions will be organized. The Special Sessions address specific and topical themes in Regional Science.

S50 Social and Spatial Inequalities and Basic Income Policies

A basic income (also known as universal basic income) is an income paid unconditionally to every citizen or resident of a country. It is a form of guaranteed minimum income, but distinct from minimum incomes that exist in some countries because it is paid irrespective of income from other sources without a requirement to work. It is often argued that the origins of the idea date back to 18th century and the work of Thomas Paine who advocated the creation of a social insurance scheme for the aged and for young people just starting out in life, which would be paid from a national fund accumulated for this purpose.
In recent years there has been a relatively small but rapidly growing number of academic scholars and social activists (and relevant networks and movements such as the Basic Income Earth Network – see http://basicincome.org ) who have been advocating Basic Income policies and there is currently a lively debate on its feasibility and desirability.
There has also been an implementation of relevant policy initiatives, trials and experiments across the world with recent efforts in Finland and Canada amongst the most notable examples, but also the on-going social assistance experiments conducted by several Dutch municipalities and discussions of a possible adoption of Basic Income in Scotland. Although there has been a considerable number of relevant feasibility studies, there has been very limited analysis of the possible spatial implications of such policies.
This special session will consider the geographical implications of Basic Income policies, including issues pertaining to social justice, labour market supply and demand implications and local and regional multiplier effects.

Convenor(s): Dimitris Ballas: Arjen Edjes

About the congress

Places matter for economic and social development. In an increasingly globalized world, people are looking to local and regional factors to optimize competitive advantage, inclusivity, and well-being. The ERSA congress “Places for People: Innovative, Inclusive and Liveable Regions” puts people back at the heart of regional and urban development to examine how spatial and regional analysis can work to improve people’s lives. The Congress will host a large variety of themes in spatial, regional, and urban economics, economic geography, and regional policy topics like local governance and institutions.

With approximately 800 participants every year from all continents, the ERSA congresses have become the largest academic conferences in regional science worldwide. There is simply no better place to present your research results, network and/or exchange, find out about new developments in the field, and just to meet colleagues and friends.
https://ersa.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/58th-ersa-congress-cork-28-31-august-2018/ersa2018